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Welcomed Guests
March 14, 2010 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Welcomed Guests

Quite a few visitors stopped by to dine in our yard this winter. Most came after a fresh blanket of snow had fallen or when the temperature dropped into the teens.  White-throated sparrows from the boreal forests of Canada joined our local residents of Cardinals, Chickadees, Tit-mice, Carolina Wrens, Hairies, and Downies. Our surprise guest of honor was a tiny Ruby-crested kinglet. His constant flitting made it initially difficult for me to identify him

The Rich Diversity of God’s Living Earth
March 3, 2010 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

A number of years ago I drove up to Minnesota to attend a conference with a professor of mine. When we decided to stop for lunch in the middle of Iowa, he insisted that we not stop at a chain fast food place that made every town look like every other town in America. Instead, we drove into the downtown and found a local diner. He said that it was important to take in the “proprium” (distinctiveness, uniqueness) of that place and culture lest we lose sight of the rich diversity of gifts that God has provided in his creation…

Human Caused Climate Change: Whom Do We Believe?
February 12, 2010 – 7:27 pm | Comments Off

The last couple of months a number of news reports have raised concerns regarding the use of evidence in various scientific papers to support the idea of human induced climate change. Most recently, questions have been directed at studies cited by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

February 3, 2010 – 11:12 pm | Comments Off

I enjoyed Avatar a lot. But then I generally like sci-fi movies anyway. Of course, Avatar is widely seen as a pro-environmental movie, some might even say that it was radically so

Lutherans and Earth Day
April 22, 2009 – 9:35 am | Comments Off

Last year in a little article, “Can Lutherans Observe Earth Day?” I asked if being theologically conservative required us to be politically conservative on social issues like the environment. After all, Luther’s recovery of the Gospel led him to revalue creation as our good home